Umphreys McGee Live at Nokia Theater on 2009-04-10
disc 1/Set 1
1. Wappy Sprayberry
2. Last Man Swerving
3. Wife Soup
4. banter - lucky underwear
6. 2nd Self
7. banter - the recession is over
8. Much Obliged
9. Miss Tinkle's Overture
10. setbreak announcement
disc 2/Set 2
2. Jazz Odyssey
3. Made to Measure
5. Cemetery Walk
6. Cemetery Walk II
7. Turn & Run
9. Prophecy Now
10. Red Tape
12. encore break
13. Comfortably Numb
Collection UmphreysMcGeeBand/Artist Umphreys McGeeVenue Nokia TheaterLocation New York, NYSource AudienceLineage Neumann TLM-170 (cardoid, FOB, center @ rail) -> Sound Devices 722 (24/96); FLAC File processing in SoundForge Audio Studio 9.0c (Peak Level Normalize to 0db; resample to 44.1 with interpolation accuracy 4, anti-alias filter; 24->16 bit highpass triangular dither with high pass contour noise shaping); Tracked in cdwavTaped by Scott BernsteinTransferred by Scott Bernstein
Set 2 is a complete performance of their album "Mantis"
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June 3, 2009
See This Band
This was my first UM show. I have listened to a number of downloads prior but that did not prepare me for the live experience.
The light show was outstanding.
But the fullness of the sound was almost overwhelming. That richness & sonic complexity is lacking on these recordings. That’s not a knock to the recording and many sincere thanks to those that post but nothing captures the presence of the live show. Probably sounds obvious but this band live has to be experienced.
One more note on this show – the second set starts with the band off-stage but the music is playing full on. Band members enter and pick-up with the recording seamlessly. A neat touch. And another nod to the quality of their sound system & staff.
April 29, 2009
Everything you could ask for!
Mantis front to back was amazing, that more then satisfied the need for new stuff...1348 freakin rocks!
The 1st set seemed to go on f o r e v e r that night & listening to it again, it's really sick!
Capped off by a (decent) Floyd cover (which should've been the encore Sat. night), what more could one ask for?
April 23, 2009
Could it be?
Kick Ass Recording, especially considering how loud it was in there. Great Venue, great setlist, they were killing it. Wife Soup and Tinkle's in the first set were great. As was the entire Mantis rendition, espcially Mantis and Spires. It's a good sign their newest shit is some of their best. Perhaps, if this is possible, the best is yet to come?
April 15, 2009
Great Sound.....great show!!
This recording sounds great!! Thanks for taping and getting it up'd so quickly!! It was good meeting you and hanging out (it's Jason from the U-Melt/Indiana Allstars after-show). I'm looking forward to grabing more of your tapes!!
April 14, 2009
full album: that's really cool. Thanks for sharing a fine quality recording so quickly, Scott.
Only 4 stars here though the playing and sound was great; I reserve 5 stars for the over the top performances.
ok, maybe 4 and a half stars
April 13, 2009
Song order was messed up in the streaming player. Everything should be OK now.
April 13, 2009
Best umph set I've seen
I've been seeing these guys for 3+ years.. and probably about 20 shows... this is by far the best I've seen of them. The first set didn't have a second of down time, and paired with the "mantis" second set, truly shows how diverse the band can be.
If you're a fan.. or even if you aren't.. this is a must have.
Thanks for putting it up, and fixing the tracks.
April 13, 2009
for getting this up so quickly, sounds great! These were two great nights, looking foward to nite 2 ...